Tennis Team Tied for First on First Day of Regionals
After the first day of regionals, the Catholic High Tennis Team is tied with St. Paulí´s with a total of 14 points. Day one proved to be very exciting as the Bears were victorious on all courts but one.
In singles, William Loupe started the day off with a record time 6-0; 6-0 victory over Jacob Sibley of Walker. Thomas Baggett completed his first match with a 6-4; 6-2 win over Dennis den Hartigh from Mandeville. They followed up these victories with wins over Wesley Hatchell of Live Oak and Taylor Lattanzi of St. Amant. Both Bears play on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Loupe faces unseeded Justin Moore from Baton Rouge High while Baggett faces John Woodard, the #1 seed from St. Paulí´s.
In doubles, CHS placed three teams on the courts. The team of Brendan Aguillard and Michael Eggie started out with a bang winning 6-0; 6-0 against Gunasekaran and Sirigireddy from Baton Rouge High. Charles Rees and Michael Edmonson took on Liptak and Risher from Walker and were victorious by the score of 6-2; 6-1. The last Bears to finish the first round were Brett Falgoust and Ben Perrodin. They won their court against Steven Garrett and Hayden Songy of Slidell by the score of 6-4; 6-3. The next round proved to be a little more challenging. Rees and Edmonson took care of business by beating Lustig and Whittington of Denham Springs by the score of 6-0; 6-0. The team of Banta and Karmyodh from Zachary, upset winners of the match against the #8 seed from Dutchtown, were the next opponents for Falgoust and Perrodin. The Bears were victorious by a score of 6-1; 6-2. In the toughest match of the day, Eggie and Aguillard came up short to the #9 seeds from Northshore.
All players will continue quarterfinal play Thursday, April 29, at 8 a.m at Highland Road Park. Falgoust and Perrodin will face Rider and Duncan from St. Paulí´s and Rees and Edmonson play the #5 seed Anderson and Lee from Northshore. Eggie and Aguillard will play in a consolation play-in for the ability to go to the state tournament in New Orleans next week.